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Obermayer to Host Tax Cuts Workshop

Forensic accountant Donna Pironti, CPA, MSA, CFF and Steve Rossman, CPA, MST – both from Drucker & Scaccetti – will be presenting “Understanding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017: A Family Law Perspective.” This presentation will discuss the changes to Individual Income taxation brackets, standard deductions, dependency exemptions, chi...

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Can My Alimony Arrangement Be Changed?

There is no doubt that divorce litigation can be a stressful process.  While there will be factors and forces outside of your control, there are things you can control and steps you can take to reduce your stress level.  Below are five examples of steps you can take to reduce the stress of litigation: Continue Reading

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How Do I Prove Cohabitation to Suspend My Alimony Obligation?

As you may have heard, it just got a bit easier in New Jersey to prove cohabitation, i.e. that your former spouse is in a serious relationship with their new partner!  Specifically, now, you no longer need to prove that your former spouse is living with their new love interest on a full-time basis.  This is huge! So, what evidence do you need t...

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Court Examines the Impact of Retirement in Alimony Termination Case

Alimony is a post-divorce remedy that consists of a monthly payment from one spouse to the other that begins upon the entry of a divorce decree. If alimony is being paid pursuant to a provision in the parties’ property settlement agreement that is thereafter incorporated but not merged with the divorce decree divorcing the parties, the alimony pa...

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AAML Opposition to Repeal of the Alimony Tax Deduction

We blogged recently about the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which, in part, eliminates the tax consequences of alimony. To briefly recap, alimony is tax-deductible to the payor and taxable as income to the recipient under the current tax laws. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, however, revises the tax code to completely eliminate a payor’s ability to ded...

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Marital Property Versus Non-Marital Property

Absent a prenuptial agreement, the definition of marital property is an item acquired by either spouse during the course of the marriage. Therefore, any property that was purchased and/or owned by a spouse prior to the parties’ date of marriage would constitute pre-marital property and any property that was purchased after the parties’ da...

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Social Security Benefits and the Modification of Alimony

In Pennsylvania, alimony paid pursuant to a court order is modifiable upon a showing of substantial and continuing changed circumstances. This differs from alimony provisions contained in an out-of-court agreement that is incorporated into a divorce decree. In such an instance the alimony provision is governed by the terms of the contract and may o...

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What Is Included In The Marital Estate In A Divorce In Pennsylvania?

Divorce lawyers, Robert Whitelaw and Samantha Evian, discuss what is included in the marital estate in a divorce in Pennsylvania.

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Dividing The Marital Estate In A Pennsylvania Divorce.

PA divorce attorneys, Michael E. Bertin and Samantha J. Evian, explain how the marital estate is divided in a Pennsylvania divorce.  

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How Is The Marital Residence Handled In A Pennsylvania Divorce?

Divorce attorneys, Cara Boyanowski and Samantha Evian, explain how the marital residence is handled in a Pennsylvania divorce.

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